Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Is Your Castle Comfortable?

We ask our customers,” Is your house comfortable?” As you can imagine, we get lots of different answers. ” I guess so, I don’t really know, yes, no, most of the house, etc.


Of ‘Couse, what is a comfortable house?  Our basic definition is a house that meets your temperature and humidity conditions, has a good air quality, and not drafty or dusty.


Most folks like to point the blame of being uncomfortable or having uncomfortable areas of their house on their air conditioning and heating systems. They think their system is to blame. This may only be a small cause of their issue.


What we see most often is their house is sick. Your house is a system and your heating and cooling system/s is part of that larger house system. Poor duct work or duct design contributes to a huge part of a house not being comfortable or having even temperatures throughout. If the ducts are not sealed or sized correctly, there may be too much or most often, not enough conditioned air delivered to each room make that area uncomfortable.


Another equally important consideration is how the house was built. How was it framed? What type of foundation does it have? How is it insulated? What type of insulation? Is the house very leaky (air leaks)? Is the house landscaped correctly? Does water drain away or drain to the house? Do all exhaust fans terminate outside the house or just in the attic or crawl space? Were the windows and doors made of a good quality material and actually sealed and flashed correctly? How old and efficient are your appliances? The answer to these questions may open your eyes and lead you to some real solutions to improve your situation.


Now you can ask your self is the AC or heating system really my problem at all? Most likely, it’s only part of the issue. What can you do?


·        You can be a DIY and make small improvements that will help your comfort and dust levels. An example would be to weather strip your doors and windows, seal any air leaks you find with calking that has low VOC’s. Add more insulation after you air seal to lower your heating and cooling bills.

·        Use shades or thermal-backed curtains for windows and sky light.

·        Have a professional test (Blower Door-Infiltrometer) your house to show you where your air leaks are coming from and seal what you can – it will make a big difference!

·        You can purchase indoor air quality products to improve the air you breathe.

·        Have a HVAC professional evaluate or tune-up your heating and cooling equipment.

·        Purchase EnergyStar rated appliances to save on energy costs.


There are many web sites you can visit to learn more about home performance issues and how to correct them and which issue should be given the most priority.


Check out these two sites: https://www.energystar.gov/, www.energy.gov


Your home is your castle. My castle is comfortable, is yours? If you are in our area (Chesapeake or Virginia Beach, VA) give us a call, we can help. 757-421-9790


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. The other day I started having some problems with my air conditioner. maybe there is a leak somewhere. The tip about having a professional come check it out to see if there are any leaks seems like a good idea. I will have to try that!

  3. Everyone's home should be comfortable and perfect for the owner. That way no matter what time of year it is, it will have the right temperature, humidity conditions, good air quality, and not drafts. You are right in several ways, but the one way that I agree the most would be the part about having a HVAC professional evaluate or tune-up your heating and cooling equipment. Doing that will keep your home perfect in every way for you.

  4. This is really informative information shared,..i want some Air conditioning repair information,.
    air conditioning maintenance company

  5. Hi,
    Thank you for sharing. Remember that this is the unique blog. Your article is very useful regarding Floor Heating System.

  6. Great information! I've been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks! Modesto a/c Repair

  7. I really appreciate you for all the valuable information that you are providing us through your blog.
    Heating and Air Conditioning Burlington

  8. While choosing an air conditioner for your home look for some of these features — sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and noise insulation. Room air conditioners which match Btu requirements to room size are best because the rooms won't cool efficiently if the Btu rating is too low or too high for the size of the room.

  9. شراء اثاث مستعمل بالرياض
    عزيزي العميل إذا أردت بيع محتويات بيتك القديم أو شركتك القديمة واستبدالها بأخرى جديدة أو مستعملة فنحن في شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالرياض سنشتري منك كل الأثاث القديم الذي ترغب في بيعه وشراء بأعلى الأسعار الموجودة في السوق لأننا لا نبخس الأسعار ما يفعل الكثير من التجار عند شراء الأثاث المستعمل.
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالرياض
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بجدة
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة
    إذا كنت ترغب في التخلص من جميع أثاث منزلك فلا داعي للقلق شراء اثاث مستعمل بالرياض تقوم بتوفير الطيقة المثالية حتى يتم بيع الأثاث بكل سهولة وذلك من خلال توفير التالي :-
    • عدد من الفروع الخاص بعملية شراء الأثاث المستعمل .
    • عدد من الفنيين والخبراء المختصين في تقييم الأثاث حتى تحصل على اعلى سعر عند بيع القطع القديمه .
    • سوف تعمل على توفير مساحة خالية بعد ذلك يمكن ان تستغلها في المكان .
    • العمل على شعور المتواجدين بالراحة النفسية نتيجة إلى التخلص من القطع القديمة .
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالرياض
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بجدة
    شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالمدينة المنورة